504 Shoup Avenue
The Montgomery Ward Building at 504 Shoup is a blast from the past. The exterior is strikingly unchanged from its 1929 appearance, from the preserved brick to the façade’s horizontal stained-glass bands. A marriage of Renaissance Revival and Art Deco, it’s got style to spare—perfect for the department store it originally was and perfect for its next chapter as retail and residential space. The building currently has two 5,000-square-foot retail spaces on the main floor.
Upstairs, eight stylish and updated apartments are available. With original tin in the hallways, sky-high ceilings in each unit, and exposed brick where you least expect it, this building has character in spades. If downtown living is what you’re after, this is the place for you.